In celebration of BC and World Rivers Day, RiverFest 2017 presents the unveiling of the FRDC’s annual *click* exhibition, and the screening of Tributaries by Emilie Crewe on Thursday, September 21 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm!

  • 6:30 - *click* Exhibit Unveiling
  • 7:00 - Emilie Crewe - Artist Talk
  • 7:30 - Tributaries Screening
  • 8:00 - Cultural Roundtable Response

*click* photos of the fraser is one of the FRDC’s permanent exhibitions, capturing the Mighty Fraser in all its essence through a juried photo exhibit. Each year, the exhibition is given a theme and unveiled during the week of RiverFest. This year’s theme is contrast.

Photographers are encouraged to be creative with their interpretation in each of the following categories:

  • The River at Work (industry)
  • The River Wild (environment)
  • The River’s People (culture)
  • People’s Choice (based on votes from the public online)

Three winners are selected from each of the categories.

For the second consecutive year, the *click* unveiling will feature another presentation. To commemorate Canada 150 and the role the Fraser has played in the development of our country, the City of New Westminster will premiere a video screening of Tributaries by Emilie Crewe.

Tributaries is an experimental video collage that documents narratives of the past and present of the City of New Westminster, and its central location along the banks of the Fraser River. The video acts as a scrapbook of sorts, with the intention of evoking a collective historical identity and a sense of place within the audience.

The title, Tributaries, references a river, but is more of a nod to the concept of paying tribute to a larger entity. Comprised of several short montages of local people, places and histories, the video as a whole represents a larger story of the area. It takes shape and flows, in a sense, like a river.

Using the resources available at the Fraser River Discovery Centre, The City of New Westminster Archives and the Anvil Centre, the breadth and heart of the video is based on local stories and mementoes of the past and present. The artwork reflects on "then and now" with an attempt to conjure a shared nostalgia amongst viewers. To view the work in progress, visit http://emiliecrewe.com/Tributaries.

Emilie Crewe (b. 1987, Quebec City, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist working in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her work often takes the form of video installation, single-channel video, multi-channel video, sculpture and sketch-work (drawings, collections & archives). She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Her artwork is exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, artist-run centres, experimental film/video festivals, and as public art. http://emiliecrewe.com/.

Join us for a opportunity to respond to Tributaries through the New Westminster Cultural Roundtable in the Fraser River Discovery Centre Boardroom just after the screening.

Drinks and appetizers will be served.

To take part in this amazing event, please click on the side button "Register".

This event has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. The project is produced by the City of New Westminster in partnership with the Arts Council of New Westminster and the Fraser River Discovery Centre.